Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA, (HSS) released a book entitled, “M.S. Golwalkar: His Vision and Mission” in New York, NY on September 26, 2008. This event took place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. This book is a compilation of selected thoughts of Shri M.S. Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak (President) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He is affectionately known as “Shri Guruji” among the volunteers, friends, and families of RSS worldwide. The book provides the reader an insight into the vision of Shri. Golwalkar about the Hindu worldview, the wellbeing of humanity, and the eternal principles of Dharma. It also offers guiding principles for workers engaged in social causes.
This book release ceremony was organized by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, which owes its inspiration to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, in the presence of the chief guest Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, General Secretary of RSS, India, and Prof. Ved Nanda, President of HSS, USA. A veterinary doctor by education, Shri. Bhagwat has dedicated himself entirely to the service of society. Since 1973 he has been a pracharak (full-time worker) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. An original thinker and eloquent speaker, Shri. Bhagwat has also traveled and guided Sangh swayamsevaks in several countries, including Kenya, the UK, and the US. He has inspired hundreds of youth to dedicate themselves to the cause of Sangh and work selflessly for the benefit of society. An audience of 250 invitees and the media representatives attended the Book Release event that included the lighting of the ceremonial lamp as a cultural symbol for the beginning of the event.
Prof. Ved Nanda spoke about the impact of RSS and Shri Guruji, emphasizing that the values advocated by the Sangh are not limited to any group but are applicable to the entire humanity. Shri. Mohan Bhagwat announced the release of the book in the US. Shri. Bhagwat, eloquently addressing the audience about the RSS, Shri Guruji, and the book said that Shri Guruji’s message was to protect and widely disseminate the eternal values of Dharma and to organize Hindus so as to enable them to work incessantly for the wellbeing of humanity. Shri Guruji has given clear guidance on conduct towards one’s family, the nation, and humanity.
Shri. Bhagwat further emphasized that the book provokes one into thinking beyond one’s own selfishness and trying to live a Dharmic way of conduct by practicing its eternal values in day-to-day life, individually and collectively. Hindu dharma is a continuous process of search for the eternal and the absolute through one’s own perception of the world around.
The event was concluded with the song, “Vande Mataram” or “I bow to thee O’ Motherland.”
For more questions / information, please contact :
Khanderao Khand (Join-Secretary – HSS USA)
Vikas Deshpande (Media Coordinator – HSS USA)